Goldstein pleaded guilty Tuesday in a scheme that enabled donors to his synagogue to get the bulk of their money back but still claim a tax deduction.
Police think their plan was to free themselves from handcuffs if they were arrested and taken alive after their shooting.
“You gave me everything I ever wanted.”
“There are no fights in the community,” said one woman. “We have achdus” — Jewish unity.
“They view Jews as false worshippers of God, as liars. They think that black Jews are the true chosen people and are racially superior.”
One of the alleged gunmen is reportedly a former Black Hebrew Israelite and had written anti-Semitic social media posts.
Jersey City mayor Steven Fulop said the two suspects had “targeted” the store.
Ahmed Mohammed al-Shamrani hosted a dinner party earlier in the week where he and three other students watched videos of mass shootings.
His son, Rabbi Mendel Goldstein, will assume the leadership of the synagogue and its school.
How many times can you say that you are sorry and let the same thing happen again? At some point, the word loses its meaning.